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Vampires foil Tooth Fairy, Santa to claim box office win

Published on Nov 26, 2012 6:21 AM
 
Teen vampire film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" took another bite of the domestic box office, drawing $64 million in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of the James Bond film "Skyfall." -- PHOTO: SHAW

(REUTERS) - Teen vampire film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took another bite of the domestic box office, drawing US$64 million (S$78.2 million) in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of the James Bond film Skyfall.

After opening with a massive US$141.1 million last weekend, the finale of the Twilight franchise brought in a holiday swarm of fans to see teen favourites Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, pushing Breaking Dawn to US$227 million in domestic ticket sales.

Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig in the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, finished second, collecting US$51 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates compiled by the box office division of Hollywood.com.

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's historical film on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln, grabbed third with US$34.1 million over the Wednesday-through-Sunday period.

 
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